Legally any doctor can perform any procedure. If your doctor is board-certified you know they have completed three to five years of training in general surgery as well as a minimum of two to three years of plastic surgery training.

Board-certified plastic surgeons are also required to do continuing medical education and take a written test every 10 years.

This question is worth asking, even if you are having plastic surgery at an outpatient clinic, because hospitals do background checks before granting privileges. Also, all hospitals require physicians with privileges to carry malpractice insurance. If a doctor does not have hospital privileges it should raise a big red flag.

Again, this is a very personal decision that may have taken months, even years, to make and the right surgeon will gladly answer any questions you feel will help make the whole experience more comfortable for you. Please take a look at the questions we here at CosmeticProtect recommend asking and come up with your own as well.